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  1. fantasydew's Avatar

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    luggage - only for singular?

    hi,
    is this correct? "Those luggage are hers."

    I am not sure because i know that "luggage" doesn't have a plural form.
    THX

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    Post Re: luggage - only for singular?

    Hi
    It is a collection in it self.
    Like when we say that is her class.
    so class means a group of students.
    and in this case we do not say those are her class.
    Rather we say : that is her class.
    Similar is the case with your sentence.
    Hope it may be of some help to you.
    But you may take help from others as well.

    take care.

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    Re: luggage - only for singular?

    Quote Originally Posted by fantasydew View Post
    hi,
    is this correct? "Those luggage are hers."

    I am not sure because i know that "luggage" doesn't have a plural form.
    THX
    fantasydew, the correct sentence is: "The luggage is hers." "The suitcases are hers."

    Cheers,
    Amigo

  4. fantasydew's Avatar

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    Re: luggage - only for singular?

    txs for your answers.

    Suppose we have :
    Luggage= 1 suitcase The luggage is hers.
    and
    Luggage=2 suitcases... Is the sentence going to be just like the first one? "The luggage is hers. "
    how can i know that this luggage consists of one or two suitcases.

    Maybe is better to use suitcases for the plural form. :)


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    Re: luggage - only for singular?

    Luggage is a collective noun= a singular noun that denotes a group of individuals or things.

    You will not be able to tell without a context whether the reference is to one case or more than one case.

    That luggage is hers - she only has one suitcase/she has three suitcases.

    So to be absolutely clear, using case/suitcase would be better.

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